Donald Trump Blatantly Lied About California Gov. Calling Him "One of The Smartest People"

Type: BullshitterMar 02 2019 Severity:
Targeted: Gavin NewsomAbout: Natural Disasters
Donald Trump, for no apparent reason other than stoking his own ego, claimed that a Governor from one of Americas bluest states privately told him that he's "one of the smartest people I've ever met." He made the claim during a wide ranging, two plus hour, speech at the 2019 CPAC. Unfortunately for Trump, Governor Newsom mockingly denied Trump's bogus claim by suggesting that Donald hears whatever he wants to hear.

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Quote | Governor Newsom threw cold water on Trump's dubious claim.

"He called me up the other day, let's say four weeks ago or so," Trump said of Newsom. "[He said] 'I just want to tell you, you're a great president and you're one of the smartest people I've ever met.' That's what he said. Will he admit it? No, I doubt it... And then he did start talking about in all fairness, additional money for the fire, which is OK, we have great talks. I like him."

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